Broadcom launches IoT-focused global navigation chip

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In order to cater to the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices markets, semiconductor solutions company Broadcom has launched a new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip, known as Broadcom BCM47748. The chip ensures devices such as fitness bands provide pinpoint location.

Power consumption from the new chip is marginal as it handles most of the load associated to signal processing from the device MCU by assessing position, velocity and time (PVT) on-chip....

By IoT News, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Opinion: Freevolt could be the wireless charging breakthrough the IoT needs

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Lord Drayson, CEO and Chairman of Drayson Technologies, introduced a new wireless charging technology earlier today called 'Freevolt' which could solve the battery issues faced by a lot of wireless devices which make up the Internet of Things. 

Freevolt turns ambient radio frequency (RF) waves into usable power for low-consumption devices which means some devices will never require...

By Ryan Daws, 30 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

IoT gains attention from public and private sectors – but the hype may be excessive

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According to new research from CompTIA, 80% of IT industry executives have made an effort to recognise prospects brought forward by the Internet of Things (IoT), while a third expect these technologies to boost productivity in the next 24-36 months.

The sector is gaining attention and traction among public and private sector organisations that are looking to boost connectivity. Despite this, 53% of respondents argue that the hype surrounding the industry is excessive.

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By IoT News, 29 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Senseye deploys IoT technology in agriculture

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Senseye has deployed IoT-based technology in a number of trial farms across England with the help of InnovateUK.

Its technology has been rolled out across Riverford Farms in Devon and eight other trial farms. It has set up a network of internet-connected sensors that send soil moisture, air particle level, humidity and other sensory data for analysis with open data such as land data, historical performance and weather forecast. The end result is a clearer picture of the present and...

By IoT News, 16 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.